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Robert Kraft heads to Vegas with A-Rod and J-Lo for Mayweather-McGregor fight

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Robert Kraft heads to Vegas with A-Rod and J-Lo for Mayweather-McGregor fight

Robert Kraft appears to be taking the loss of Julian Edelman for the season pretty hard.

Just kidding, RKK. He's headed to Vegas for tonight's Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight with ex-Yankee Alex Rodriguez and A-Rod's girlfriend, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.

And yes, that's ARod wearing Kraft's Super Bowl ring in one of those pictures that were tweeted out. No word if he slapped it out of Kraft's hand to get it.

Tom Brady hilariously left hanging (again) in 'Madden NFL 20' teaser

Tom Brady hilariously left hanging (again) in 'Madden NFL 20' teaser

The geniuses at EA Sports have found yet another way to make Madden more realistic. 

In a teaser video for the upcoming release of "Madden NFL 20" (in stores August 2), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is seen on the sidelines getting left hanging. In the video, a player wearing no. 80 (not Danny Amendola ... Tight end Stephen Anderson is No. 80 on the current roster) shuns Brady's high-five attempt. Of course, Brady's favorite target, Julian Edelman, is by his side to make up for it.

Brady — who earned the second-highest rating for a quarterback in the video game — is known for getting left hanging. As Deadspin pointed out, teammates missed his high-five attempts at least three times in the 2013 season alone.

But high-fives on the sideline, whether reciprocated or not, mean touchdowns for New England, so hopefully we see plenty of those in the upcoming season — in real life and in Madden.

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Patriots legend Richard Seymour opens up about poker career

Patriots legend Richard Seymour opens up about poker career

When athletes retire from the sport they've played their whole lives, it's natural for them to miss the competition. That feeling is no different for former Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour.

The Hall-of-Fame hopeful, though, has chosen a unique way to get the competitive juices flowing. On July 11, he finished an impressive 131st at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, taking home $59,295. 

"Once you’re done playing football you still have a competitive drive,” Seymour told Yahoo! Sports. “Poker is an outlet for me where I have a competitive drive, you have to be very cerebral. It requires a lot like it did for me in football – I have to be patient, I have to know how to pick my spots, pay attention to guys’ tendencies. It was just a natural progression after leaving sports at a high level.”

Seymour, according to Yahoo! Sports, learned how to play poker from his father and picked it up at a competitive level shortly after he retired from the NFL in 2012. In last week's WSOP, he peaked at $3.6 million. Seymour said he's used his Super Bowl ring as a chip holder to intimidate competitors at the poker table. He also said he takes advantage of his status as a football legend, often bluffing when opponents assume he'll be an aggressive player. 

“Some guys play me differently because they say, ‘If I knock Richard Seymour out it’s a cool story to tell my buddies’,” he said. “Which I don’t mind that, it just depends on how I’m feeling that day...“My temperament fits poker well; I’m naturally kind of reserved, I’m not super emotional one way or another, so if bad things happen, which they’re going to in poker, it’s about how do you respond?”

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